Edgerton City Council approved the purchase of new Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) for the city’s water system this year.
This advanced technology system cost about $205,000 and was purchased from Schulte Supply, Inc. The project is funded by a low interest loan from KDHE with a 20 year term.
The system will include the upgrade of all active residential water meters in the city’s system. The new meter provides fully automated daily meter reading with capability to flag for possible leaks, tampering with the meter or reverse flow direction.
The AMI system will also provide historical consumption graphs to assist in conservation programs and final daily reads for new accounts.
Beginning in August, city staff will be on residents’ property to install the new meters. The upgrade of most residential water meters will be completed in one day. A few may require longer time if additional water infrastructure needs to be replaced or repaired. The city anticipates completing water meter replacements system-wide by November.